• The English Language Center

Continuing Education

  • Who
    we
    are


  • Study English at TELC

    The English Language Center (TELC) is the largest English language program in New York City. TELC is part of LaGuardia Community College’s Division of Adult and Continuing Education. Since 1971, we have served over 275,000 students from over 80 countries.
    • Why TELC?

      Why TELC?

      • Professional teachers
      • International reputation
      • Low cost and convenient location
      • Technology-supported instruction
      • Academic and immigration advisement
      • Authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students 
    • International Students

      Contact Us

      Address: 29-10 Thomson Ave. | Room C354
                    Long Island  City, NY 11101 

      Phone: 718.482.5360

      Fax: 718.609.2004

      E-mail: English@lagcc.cuny.edu

      Regular Office Hours:   M-Th 9:00am-7:00pm
                                          F 9:00am-5:00pm
                                          Sat 9:00am-1:00pm

      Summer Office Hours:  M-Th 9:00am-6:00pm
                                           F Closed
                                           Sat 9:00am-1:00pm

  • How To Register

  • All-skills
    Registering for Classes

    To register at TELC, you need to come to our office on indicated registration dates and
    fill out a registration form. You will need to enter your name, address, telephone number,
    date of birth and an emergency contact number. You do not need any documents.
    You will receive additional information about payment and placement testing when you register.Students who have an I-20 must bring additional documents.
    For more information, go to the International Students Section.


  • Test-Preparation

    Paying for Classes

    Payment may be made by money order, travelers checks, credit card, debit card, or cash.
    Please bring payment on the day of registration. Sorry, we do not accept personal checks.
    All payments are made in the Bursar's office, Room C-110.

  • Choose A Course


    • Full Time

      Learn English for college, graduate school, or professional advancement in this academic program.
      Improve your English reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation skills.
      At the intermediate and advanced levels, choose an elective such as Business English, Dance,
      Pronunciation, Vocabulary, and more!
      We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

      Morning Intensive Program

      Duration: September 24th - December 7th
      Days: Monday - Friday
      Time: 8:45 am - 12:45 pm

      Tuition: $1,695.00 USD

      Afternoon Intensive Program

      Duration: October 5th - December 16th
      Days: Monday - Thursday
      Time: 1:30pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $1,495.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: September 9th & 10th | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm
      Deadline for submitting I-20 applications from abroad: July 15th, 2015

      Part Time

      SPECIALIZED WORKSHOPS

      Perfect for students who want to improve a particular skill or get a better score on the TOEFL or CAT-W.

      CAT-W PREPARATION

      Duration: September 25th - December 2nd
      Days: Wednesday & Friday
      Time: 11:00am - 12:45pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      GRAMMAR

      Duration: October 5th - December 16th
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      WRITING

      Duration: October 5th - December 16th
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      VOCABULARY

      Duration: October 6th - December 15th
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      TOEFL PREPARATION

      Duration: October 5th - December 16th
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      LISTENING & SPEAKING

      Duration: October 6th - December 15th
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: September 9th & 10th | Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

      EVENING PROGRAMS

      Excellent program to prepare for college or work.

      4 NIGHTS

      Duration: October 5th - December 16th
      Days: Monday to Thursday
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm

      Tuition: $715.00 USD

      2 NIGHTS

      Duration: October 5th - December 16th 
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      2 NIGHTS

      Duration: October 6th - December 15th 
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: September 21st-24th & September 28th-30th | TIME: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

      SATURDAY PROGRAM

      Great program for students who want to improve English skills for work and daily life.

      SATURDAYS

      Duration: October 10th - December 12th
      Days: Saturdays
      Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
      Tuition: $375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: September 26th & October 3rd | TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm


    • Full Time

      Learn English for college, graduate school, or professional advancement in this academic program.
      Improve your English reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation skills.
      At the intermediate and advanced levels, choose an elective such as Business English, Dance,
      Pronunciation, Vocabulary, and more!
      We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

      Morning Intensive Program

      Duration: January 14th - March 21st 
      Days: Monday - Friday
      Time: 8:45am - 12:45pm

      Tuition: $1,565.00 USD

      Afternoon Intensive Program

      Duration: January 25th - March 23rd 
      Days: Monday - Thursday
      Time: 1:30pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $1,375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: January 5th & 6th, 2016  | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm
      Deadline for submitting I-20 applications from abroad: October 15th, 2015

      Part Time

      SPECIALIZED WORKSHOPS

      Perfect for students who want to improve a particular skill or get abetter score on the TOEFL or CAT-W.

      CAT-W PREPARATION

      Duration: January 15th - March 16th
      Days: Wednesday & Friday
      Time: 11:00am - 12:45pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      GRAMMAR

      Duration: January 25th - March 23rd
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      WRITING

      Duration: January 25th - March 23rd
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      VOCABULARY

      Duration: January 26th - March 22nd
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      TOEFL PREPARATION

      Duration: January 25th - March 23rd
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      LISTENING & SPEAKING

      Duration: January 26th - March 22nd
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: January 5th & 6th | Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

      EVENING PROGRAMS

      Excellent program to prepare for college or work.

      4 NIGHTS

      Duration: January 20th- March 16th
      Days: Monday to Thursday
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm

      Tuition: $655.00 USD

      2 NIGHTS

      Duration: January 20th- March 16th
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      2 NIGHTS

      Duration: January 21st- March 15th
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: January 4th-7th & January 11th-13th | TIME: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

      SATURDAY PROGRAM

      Great program for students who want to improve English skills for work and daily life.

      SATURDAYS

      Duration: January 23rd - March 19th
      Days: Saturdays
      Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: January 9th & 16th | TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm


    • Full Time

      Learn English for college, graduate school, or professional advancement in this academic program.
      Improve your English reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation skills.
      At the intermediate and advanced levels, choose an elective such as Business English, Dance,
      Pronunciation, Vocabulary, and more!
      We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

      Morning Intensive
      Program

      Duration: April 4th - June 10th 
      Days: Monday - Friday 
      Time: 8:45 am - 12:45 pm

      Tuition: $1695.00 USD

      Afternoon Intensive
      Program

      Duration: April 13th - June 22nd 
      Days: Monday - Thursday
      Time: 1:30pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $1,495.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: March 25th & 26th | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm
      Deadline for submitting I-20 applications from abroad: January 13th, 2016 

      Part Time

      SPECIALIZED WORKSHOPS

      Perfect for students who want to improve a particular skill or get abetter score on the TOEFL or CAT-W.

      CAT-W PREPARATION

      Duration: April 6th - June 3rd
      Days: Wednesday & Friday
      Time: 11:00am - 12:45pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      GRAMMAR

      Duration: April 13th - June 22nd  
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      WRITING

      Duration: April 13th - June 22nd 
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      VOCABULARY

      Duration: April 14th - June 21st
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      TOEFL PREPARATION

      Duration: April 13th - June 22nd 
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      LISTENING & SPEAKING

      Duration: April 14th - June 21st  
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: March 25th & March 26th, 2016 | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm

      EVENING PROGRAMS

      Excellent program to prepare for college or work.

      4 NIGHTS

      Duration: April 13th - June 22nd 
      Days: Monday to Thursday
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm

      Tuition: $715.00 USD

      2 NIGHTS

      Duration: April 13th - June 22nd 
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      2 NIGHTS

      Duration: April 14th - June 21st 
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm

      Tuition: $375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: March 28th-31st & April 2th-6th, 2016 | TIME: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

      SATURDAY PROGRAM

      Great program for students who want to improve English skills for work and daily life.

      SATURDAYS

      Duration: April 16th - June 18th
      Days: Saturdays
      Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
      Tuition: $375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: April 2nd & 9th | TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm


    • Full Time

      Learn English for college, graduate school, or professional advancement in this academic program.
      Improve your English reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation skills.
      At the intermediate and advanced levels, choose an elective such as Business English, Dance,
      Pronunciation, Vocabulary, and more!
      We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

      Morning Intensive Program

      Duration: July 5th - August 25th
      Days: Monday - Thursday
      Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

      Tuition: $1365.00 USD

      Afternoon Intensive Program

      Sorry, there's no Afternoon Intensive Program in the summer.
      See you in the fall!

       



      REGISTRATION DAYS: June 1st &2nd (early bird save $25) - June 21st & 22nd | TIME: 11:00-3:00pm

      Part Time

      SPECIALIZED WORKSHOPS

      Perfect for students who want to improve a particular skill or get abetter score on the TOEFL or CAT-W.

      CAT-W PREPARATION

      Duration: July 6th - August 24th
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 11:45am - 2:00pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      TOEFL PREPARATION

      Duration: July 6th - August 24th
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 11:45am - 2:00pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: June 21st & 22nd | TIME: 11:00-3:00pm

      EVENING PROGRAMS

      Excellent program to prepare for college or work.

      4 NIGHTS

      Duration: July 11th - August 25th
      Days: Monday to Thursday
      Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

      Tuition: $655.00 USD

      2 NIGHTS

      Duration: July 11th - August 24th
      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      2 NIGHTS

      Duration: July 12th - August 25th
      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: June 27th to 30th & July 5th-6th| TIME: 4:00pm-7:00pm

      SATURDAY PROGRAM

      Great program for students who want to improve English skills for work and daily life.

      SATURDAYS

      Duration: July 9th - August 20th
      Days: Saturdays
      Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: June 25th & July 2nd | TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm

  • International Students

    Welcome to the International Students information page.  Our two intensive programs help you prepare for academic study in the U.S. Whether you are applying for the first time or transferring to our school, we are very happy to assist you!

    FORM I-20 APPLICATION

    View and print our complete application packet, which includes all of the information you need to prepare to apply.

    LIFE IN NEW YORK CITY

    New York City is your classroom. TELC is one subway stop from Manhattan, where you can see Broadway, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Times Square, and so much more.

    TELC is a part of LaGuardia Community College. As a LaGuardia student, you will have access to many campus resources.

    LaGuardia does not have on-campus housing, so refer to this list for housing options in New York City

    INTENSIVE CLASSES

    See the schedules, fees, and application deadlines for the Morning and Afternoon Intensive Programs.

    LG-Taxi

    TRANSFER STUDENTS

    If you are already in F-1 status studying in the U.S., view and print our transfer application packet.